By Mike Resnick
After his Adventures in Africa, his Exploits in Asia, and his Encounters in Europe, everyone’s favourite guy of the fabric is again to inform you in regards to the risks he encounters in South the US. They comprise the terrifying Island of frustrated Souls, the invention of the misplaced Continent of Moo (spelled accurately for a change), a conflict with safari ants that even Charlton Heston wouldn’t wish any a part of, and a couple of fowl ladies who dwell in matching Chartreuse Mansions.
You’ll meet a few outdated buddies equivalent to Capturin’ Clyde Calhoun, outdated heartthrobs such the Scorpion girl, outdated opponents resembling significant Theodore Dobbins and Rupert Cornwall, an outdated nemesis (the awesome Erich von Horst), a couple of bare excessive priestesses (or goddesses, take your choice), the sinister Dr. Mirbeau, the quite prosperous and enormously bad Baroness Schimmelmetz, and a ranking of others–-including Bubbles, an anaconda with an attitude.
And making his means via those dangers is the irrepressible correct Reverend Honorable health care provider Lucifer Jones. So come along–you don’t are looking to pass over the joys!
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